Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, storyteller, director and actor who has performed in front of audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Broadway.
His shows, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend and Thank God for Jokes, were both filmed for Netflix. His most recent show, The New One, ran for 99 shows at the Cort Theatre.
In addition to performing live, Mike is an author and filmmaker who wrote, directed and starred in the films Sleepwalk with Me and Don’t Think Twice. […]
Humor writer of the month
Improvisor and award-winning writer Joanne Brokaw spends her days dreaming of things she’d like to do but probably never will — like swimming with dolphins, cleaning the attic and someday overcoming the trauma of elementary school picture day. When she’s not writing, performing or staring at the computer screen listening to the deadline clock tick, she’s leading improv workshops to help people of all ages push past fear, embrace creativity and learn to play again. […]
Mary Kay Jordan Fleming is a professor of developmental psychology at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati and mother of two grown children. After more than 30 years of scientific and academic writing, Mary Kay added humorous personal essays to her repertoire almost a decade ago. Encouraged by the judges’ feedback from the Erma Bombeck Writing Competition in 2010, she entered again in 2016 and won in the global humor category. In June 2019, […]
V.C. Chickering’s love for writing can be traced back to umpteen pen pals and those little diaries with the tiny lock ’n key.
She wrote and directed plays while at NYU, then eventually spent 10 years writing, directing and producing on-air promos for various television networks such as MTV, Comedy Central, Lifetime and Oxygen. During this time she interviewed Judy Blume, Amy Poehler, and Joan Jett, under the byline Tori Galore for BUST magazine. […]
Brian Kiley, head monologue writer for Conan O’Brien, has published his second novel, Maybe Kevin (HumorOutcasts Press). He’s also the author of The Astounding Misadventures of Rory Collins.
He has been nominated for 16 Emmy Awards. In 2007, he won an Emmy Award for Writing in a Comedy/Variety Series. For 25 years, he’s written for Conan O’Brien.
In addition, he’s appeared numerous times on “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “The Tonight Show.” He’s been featured in his own Comedy Central half-hour special, […]